Kansas City KEYS LOCKED IN TRUNK
Car Trunk Lockouts: What Should You Do When You Lose Your Keys?
We have been helping the people out with their automotive locksmith needs for many years. One of the most common calls we get is for a set of keys locked in a car trunk. It happens all the time; the keys slide out of a hand or a front pocket without the person realizing, or they set them down inside the trunk while loading some heavy items and then forget they are in there. Everyone does it at some point or another, but it can be a shock when it happens.
Fortunately, We specialize in trunk lockouts. It's something we get calls about nearly every day and something we can handle quickly and efficiently. If you accidentally lost the keys to your car in the trunk while loading or unloading it, we can provide you with immediate help. Our services include opening a trunk for you as well as creating a new key for your lock. Our operators are always standing by waiting to field your call for assistance with your trunk lockout, and we'll dispatch a qualified technician to the scene right away to restore your access. No matter what the situation, we can get you back on the road quickly so that your day is not disrupted, and at minimal cost.
What's Up With Your Trunk Lock?
So why is the trunk lock such a problem? With older model vehicles, it really isn't. Locksmiths usually have no trouble opening up older trunks for you. But as cars have become more sophisticated and as thieves have become more keen on stealing from trunks or using them as an entry point, car manufacturers have upped the security measures used in the trunk along with the rest of the car. This requires locksmiths to keep up with all the new stuff being implemented in each new model of car.
Locksmiths have to be familiar with the security features on each make and model of vehicle, the details of which are often not made public to deter car thieves. That's why calling a trained and experienced locksmith for your locked trunk is so important. A good locksmith will describe their range of capability on their website so that you can get an idea of whether or not they'll be able to open your trunk, or have to go straight to a re-key.
So what steps should you take once you've realized the keys are locked in the trunk?
Get In Touch With Us
We understand that most customers these days immediately go to their phones and search the internet for a solution to immediate problems like a trunk lockout. That's why we have made our contact information easily accessible to you online, no matter what type of device you are on. We're always just a click or a tap away.
We keep all of our contact information online in a format that you can access with a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Over our years of serving local residents we've learned that it's important to have a variety of communications options available, especially in an emergency situation. The quickest way to us is to call us, but we're also always just a tap or click away on the internet.
What to Do When the Locksmith Arrives
Though the dispatcher will likely ask for a quick rundown of your problem, it's good to also give a quick explanation to the locksmith. That way they can confirm whatever information the dispatcher has sent them. You can then relax while our trained technician gets to work restoring access to your trunk as quickly as possible. Our locksmiths will arrive with a mobile van that comes equipped with all of the latest tools needed to handle any kind of automotive situation. If it is possible to open your trunk without making a new key or otherwise altering the lock, they will do so immediately.
Our target time for restoring access to a trunk after arrival on the scene is 15 minutes. If the trunk can be opened without re-keying, this is usually about how long it will take. Our locksmith will make sure the situation is resolved to your satisfaction before requesting payment. We accept both cash and a variety of cashless payment options, and we do issue receipts for all payments. You'll be back on the road and having a good day again before you know it!
Rekeying a Lock
In some circumstances, the trunk may be designed or damaged in such a way that the locksmith cannot manipulate the door or lock open manually. Fortunately, all is not lost in these situations. The industry-leading training of our technicians and the tools they come equipped with allow them to create a new key for you right there on the premises. This process will take a little more time, but it will get you back on the road with minimal hassle, and our re-keying costs are reasonable. You can trust our experienced technicians to diagnose the situation and come up with the best possible solution, no matter what the circumstances are.
Backup Keys: Always a Good Idea
Many people never even consider having a backup key for their automobile. That's why trunk lockouts are such a frequent problem. The best time to have a backup key made is when you first get the car, but it's always better to be late than to never do it. A trunk lockout often shows people the importance of keeping a backup key somewhere. In addition to opening your trunk on the scene, our automotive locksmith can also make a new key for you right away. Our rates for key duplication are very competitive in your area, especially as compared to dealer costs if you are out of warranty. Dealerships also sometimes require days to cut your backup key; we can do it in minutes.
Whatever service your trunk situation might require, we'll get to you fast and get it done for you fast. We understand that a trunk lockout can range from a big inconvenience to potentially something that can disrupt your whole life. Just keep our number in your emergency contacts list to have quality help at hand any time a problem strikes.
All in all, we aim to have you back on the road and smiling in no more than an hour from when you call. For reliable, dependable automotive locksmith service, just keep us in mind and give us a call any time.